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News, The Snitch Illegal Sunday Parking in the Mission Could Soon Last All Damn Weekend

Illegal Sunday Parking in the Mission Could Soon Last All Damn Weekend

If you’re steamed about illegal parking in the Mission on Sunday mornings, good news: You might soon see it on Saturdays and Fridays, too. Somehow, constant community grousing about churchgoers parking their cars on the medians week in and…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

It’s November 18, 1978. The tape is running. Reverend Jim Jones is rambling into a microphone, dictating a suicide note on behalf of nearly a thousand people. Death is all around him, in the air and on the ground;…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: San Francisco's Press Hounds a Lady-killer to His Grave

Yesterday's Crimes: San Francisco's Press Hounds a Lady-killer to His Grave

Author's Note: This is a follow-up to last week's "Yesterday's Crimes" column, which detailed the violent history of the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Capp Street and ended like a posthumous season of Deadwood. And now, on with the even…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: A Cursed Church and the Chronicle's Bloody Beginnings

Yesterday's Crimes: A Cursed Church and the Chronicle's Bloody Beginnings

The Emmanuel Baptist Church of Capp Street was cursed from the start. In 1878, the church moved from a rented hall on 22nd and Folsom to more permanent digs at 22nd and Capp. A short time later, the church's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sunday's Finest: A Church Service for the Non-Religious

Sunday's Finest: A Church Service for the Non-Religious

If you love the idea of going to church for some fellowship and music, but aren’t necessarily super-jazzed on the whole organized religion aspect, then break out your Sunday finest on August 2 for San Francisco’s newest non-religious church…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco's Original Holy Roller Hopes to Export His Passion to Africa

San Francisco's Original Holy Roller Hopes to Export His Passion to Africa

David Miles, Jr., is passionate about rollerskating. After moving to the Bay Area in 1979, he founded the California Outdoor Rollerskating Association and launched regular Sunday gatherings in Golden Gate Park. In 2013, he converted the former Sacred Heart…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Tuesday's Pick: Church

What To Do? Tuesday's Pick: Church

Church @ Hemlock Tavern An air of mystery hangs over Portland, Ore., quartet Church, and not simply because of its vague name. The band's debut album, Song Force Crystal, is all over the place, and yet remarkably understated. Moods and…
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News, The Snitch 17th Street Castle Catches Fire

17th Street Castle Catches Fire

Around three o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday a column of black smoke unraveled over Dolores Park and several dozen hipsters lifted their noses to the sky and wondered what had caused it. A nearby house had caught fire,…
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